MENTAL HEALTH AND CHILDREN
If a child engages in suicidal behaviour, seek help from a mental health professional immediately. If they’re experiencing a mental health emergency, call 9-1-1 or visit the nearest emergency room. When visiting an emergency room, individuals will have to participate in an active screening for COVID-19. Individuals who require immediate assessment, psychosocial intervention, medical intervention, and support may also call the Community Crisis Centre of Windsor-Essex County @ 519-973-4435 available 24 hours a day, seven days a week. In addition, try visiting the Kids’ Help Phone Resources Around Me to find helpful mental health resources and programs.
WINDSOR-ESSEX COUNSELLING SUPPORT LINE
A pandemic is a very stressful event for individuals and families. It's understandable to feel anxious, stressed, angry, depressed or fearful. As the impact of COVID-19 in the Windsor-Essex community and the need for physical isolation continues, these feelings can become overwhelming and difficult to manage.
The Windsor-Essex Counselling Support Line provides free, safe, timely and responsive telephone counselling support to people who are struggling to cope with the effects of the COVID-19 pandemic.
If you and/or your family need counselling services or resources, please call the support line at:
519-946-3277 or 1-877-451-1055
The helpline operates 24/7 and is available in English and French and translation services are also available.